The Transtheoreticai Model of behavior change was applied to a sample of 669 preadolescents (M age = 8.2) to determine whether stages of exercise could be observed. Associations between stage of exercise classification and demographic, fitness, and cognitive variables were examined. Stage of exercise classifications, on the basis of the Children’s Stage of Exercise Algorithm, were as follows: maintenance (50.8%), action (36.5%), preparation (3.1%), contemplation (4.9%), and precontemplation (4.6%). Stage of exercise was significantly related to gender, age, and grade level. Controlling for these differences, the relationship between exercise beliefs and stage of exercise was significant.
Bradley J. Cardinal, Hermann-J. Engels, and Weimo Zhu
William V. Massey, Stacy L. Gnacinski, and Barbara B. Meyer
Research has demonstrated the efficacy of psychological skills training (PST), yet many athletes do not appear ready to do whatever it takes to improve the mental aspects of performance. Although the transtheoretical model of behavior change (TTM), generally, and readiness to change, specifically, have received considerable attention in a range of allied health fields, few studies have been conducted to examine this construct in applied sport psychology. The purpose of the current study was to examine National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletes’ readiness for PST as it relates to their stage of change, decisional balance, self-efficacy, and use of processes of change. The data trends observed in the current study were consistent with the theoretical underpinnings of the TTM as well as previous research on NCAA Division I athletes. The results of the current study highlight the need to consider readiness to change when designing and implementing PST interventions.
Joseph J. Gurgis, Gretchen A. Kerr, and Ashley E. Stirling
understand in which stage of change the individual resides ( Planchard, Corrion, Lehmann, & d’Arripe-Longueville, 2018 ). The findings of the current study, pertaining to the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change, indicated that the majority of the in-training/trained coaches reside at the
Rebecca A. Zakrajsek and Sam J. Zizzi
This study examined: (1) coaches’ attitudes and readiness to use sport psychology (SP) services immediately following a SP workshop; and (2) the impact of an educational intervention on coaches’ attitudes and usage patterns during a one-month follow-up. Ninety swim coaches participated in the SP workshop and a total of 53 swim coaches completed the one-month follow-up. The majority of the sample coached at the high school or age group level. Data provided some evidence for the impact of a SP workshop on stage of change, with approximately 13% of coaches moving from precontemplation to contemplation. Two-way mixed ANOVAs did not reveal significant interactions (group × time) and main effects for time found that coaches’ personal openness, behavioral control, self-efficacy, and intentions increased while perceived barriers decreased immediately post-workshop. Furthermore, changes in coaches’ perceived barriers, behavioral control, and self-efficacy were maintained at the one-month follow-up while personal openness and intentions returned close to baseline. Lastly, no differences were found between the stage-matched and control group with regard to behavioral SP usage patterns (e.g., contacting a SP consultant, seeking out more information about SP). However, approximately 40% of coaches accessed the website during the four-week follow-up. The appropriateness of the transtheoretical model of behavior change applied to SP service use with coaches will be discussed.
Frances Bevington, Katrina L. Piercy, Kate Olscamp, Sandra W. Hilfiker, Dena G. Fisher, and Elizabeth Y. Barnett
care providers. The campaign is grounded in the transtheoretical model of behavior change and aims to impact the behavior of physical activity contemplators. 5 The transtheoretical model has been used as the foundation for interventions to promote healthy behaviors, such as smoking cessation, condom
-based physical activity interventions . Archives of Internal Medicine, 167 ( 9 ), 944 – 949 . PubMed ID: 17502536 doi:10.1001/archinte.167.9.944 10.1001/archinte.167.9.944 Marshall , S.J. , & Biddle , S.J. ( 2001 ). The transtheoretical model of behavior change: A meta-analysis of applications to
Paige Laxton, Freda Patterson, and Sean Healy
organizational influences on the promotion of healthy behaviors for this population Ireland Qualitative Staff Managers 21 staff 11 managers Transtheoretical model of behavior change Focus group NR NR NR NR NR Powers et al. ( 2021 ) To explore how adults with ID and their formal caregivers (i.e., employed
Colin B. Shore, Gill Hubbard, Trish Gorely, Robert Polson, Angus Hunter, and Stuart D. Galloway
13 , 18 showed that the transtheoretical model of behavior change was the most frequently utilized underlying theory of intervention design, whereas social cognitive theory, theory of planned behavior, and health belief model were used less. One low-quality review 19 that did not directly report on
Daniel L. Springer, Sarah Stokowski, and Wendi Zimmer
critical allyship and operating from a perspective that dispels myths and helps students situate themselves within structures of inequity and identify group similarities and differences ( Boatright-Horowitz et al., 2012 ; Nixon, 2019 ; Pedersen et al., 2011 ). Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change A
Claudia Meyer, Sophie Hill, Keith D. Hill, and Briony Dow
strategy for discussions, yet again, there is no related literature in the area of falls prevention. The Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change (TTM) has potential in the discussion, and adoption of, falls prevention strategies, adapting strategies to the relevant stage of change (precontemplation